December meeting minutes

Hello GHRPC Members.

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the
Grays Harbor Rifle and Pistol Club
December 19, 2023

The Meeting was called to order @ 6:30 by  President Riley Morris.

Executive Board/Trustees/Committee members present included: 
President:          Riley Morris
Vice President:   Roy Pauley
Treasurer:          Shaleen Scott
Secretary:          Diane Head
Trustee:             Gina Rawlings
Trustee:             Colin Scott
Trustee:             Jacob Matsen                                 
Committee Chairs:  
Lance Fry:  Trap Shoot                        
Jerry Charlton: Black Powder                                                                                         
Gary Emberley: Pistol League            (absent)                                                                                         
Dale Hensley: .50 BMG
  Shaleen gave the treasury report.
Riley recognized the installation of the new wood stove at the indoor range. Appreciation and thanks to Jake Wildler for the design/construction, as well Jake Matsen and John Pauly for the installation. The new club mandate was reviewed, for new and existing club members. The purpose behind the mandate of all members attending one monthly membership meeting a year is simply because it seems some members have forgotten the basic rules of the Range. This has resulted in possible harm to members and definite damage to OUR RANGE. Going forward: THESE RULES WILL BE READ AT EVERY MEETING. The GHR&PC Board agreed to implement a special paper punch for each Club Member’s membership card when they attend a meeting. 
If you have a punched membership card, you may renew your 2024 membership at the monthly meeting or via USPS mail by sending your current punched membership card, a completed “B” form and your dues. 
If you have lost your card, it can be replaced for free at the meeting and punched at the same time, or you may have a replacement membership card mailed to you for a $5.00 fee, but you will still need to attend a meeting to get your membership card punched. The Executive Board will require members to attend at least 1 meeting annually
We recognize that some members will be exempt from this rule. Members with disabilities, medical conditions, members that live out of county or state and members that rely on others to bring them to the range.To request an exemption referencing the above situations: Please send an email to the Gun Club with “Exemption” in the subject line. Give us a brief explanation of why you are asking for the exemption.
PLEASE KNOW WE ARE NOT ASKING FOR YOUR PRIVATE MEDICAL INFORMATION. This process requires you to be “On Your Honor” to request consideration. 
The Exemption Request will be reviewed by the committee on a case-by-case basis.  We will respond via email with our decision. We want to accommodate those members truly in need. 
Thank you, 
GHRPC Board of Directors

The Draft Meeting Minutes of November 21, 2023, minutes were read.
By vote of the membership, the November 21, 2023, minutes were approved.
Riley gave the email reminder for current and new members:
Reminder RE: Mail Chimp GHR&PC Newsletter:  
You will receive the newsletter from “Gun Club”DO NOT mark this email as SPAM. Once a newsletter has been labeled SPAM, Riley is unable to reinstate you on the Newsletter Email Group. RENEWAL reminders are sent via this email. Be informed. Don’t be sad or mad! New members must send the club an email with “New Member”, for your name to be added to the list.
Authentic (Mailchimp) emails will ALWAYS state “GUN CLUB” in the subject line. All communication, activities, range closures, work parties, etc. are sent via this email.

Roy re-visited some range rules that are being forgotten/overlooked, they were: 1. If you bring it into or onto the range, take it out with you when you leave (the range does not have garbage service). 2. Be sure you park in an orderly fashion in the parking lot. 3. The last member leaving the range needs to lock the gate. Roy also reminded members to say something as soon as it happens. The contact numbers are on our website & the whiteboard at the indoor range. If you see damage or have an accident on the range, notify Roy or Riley, immediately.

Shayleen reminded members renewing via USPS to check the status of their payment with their bank prior to contacting her regarding their membership card and key.

Gina reminded new and current members of the club’s firearm safety classes, along with instructions on how to register. She shared information of cost increase for the classes beginning in January 2024.

Jake gave instructions re: signing up for the recreation and lease lands. He also reminded members to clean up after yourselves and that there is NO HUNTING in the park or the range.

TRAP SHOOT: Generally, Trap Shoots are scheduled for the third Sunday of each month. We will have an occasional Saturday shoot that will be announced at the meeting and posted on our web calendar. On the day of the trap shoot, the upper range will be closed from 9am to noon. The trap will commence at 9:30 am. Rifle shooters can shoot until 9am on this date. All other ranges will remain open. To protect our equipment, there will NOT be a trap shoot if it is raining. So, if your head gets wet, stay home! Lance reminded trap shooters to carry spent shells in pockets or carrier, otherwise leave them on the ground, until shooting is finished.

The next trap shoot is on hiatus for November & December due to weather. Please check the latest minutes for the current Trap Shoot scheduled calendar dates-refer to the weather forecast as mentioned in the previous paragraph. For more Trap Shoot information call Lance Fry @ 360-249-8043
BLACK POWDER GROUP: meets on the 2nd Sunday of every month.

PISTOL LEAGUE:  Meets Jan-March. (Practice begins in Nov/Dec.) Lasts 10 weeks and  will start the 2nd Monday in January (1/8/24).
BMG (Specifically Browning): Contact Dale Hensley.                                                          
Basic Safety and Firearm CourseEagle Tovar will be independently providing a Safety and Firearm course. Effective January 2024, the cost will be $100.00 per person, with a $50.00 deposit upon registration for the class. The class size is limited to 8-10 people. Classes are set to be the last Sunday of each month; 1pm to 6pm. Class application and deposit can be turned into Riley Morris or Roy Pauley on the club meeting night before 6pm. This class is open for members and the publicFor more information, please go to our website and open the Training Tab.

To sign up for the recreation property through the Gun Club, you must first register with Rayonier at:
Do Not select a specific land when registering. Once you have completed registration, contact Roy Pauley at: (360) 581-9885.
Roy Pauley will provide a window sticker once you have registered on the Rayonier site. Again, please contact Roy after registering to complete the entire process.   

NEW December Members:
Lonnie Adkins                  Daniel Catron                    Carey Flewelling             Charles Flewelling   Dennis Krulich          Lewis Long Jr.    
Lanny McOmber               Charles Roman   Springs Seth                    Richard Villar     Jason Wintersteen        

A total of 11 prospective members submitted their applications and introduced themselves to the Membership. Applicants were approved by The Membership & voted in as a block.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:30 p.m.
Respectfully submitted,
Diane Head (Secretary)
Club meetings are @ 6:30 PM, on the 3rd Tuesday of each month.
It is HIGHLY recommended that new members and members renewing arrive at 5:30 p.m., to expedite the application/payment process and ensure that the meeting starts on time.  Please inform prospective members of this as well. 
NO New or Renewal memberships will be processed, after 6:00 p.m. at the monthly meetings.
(Please be sure you sign into club meetings, activities, and donation of volunteer time to keep accurate records. Thank you.)
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Tuesday, January 16, 2024, at 6:30 p.m., at the indoor range of the
Grays Harbor Rifle and Pistol Club
1362 E Hoquiam Rd, Hoquiam, WA 98550
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1362 E Hoquiam Rd
Hoquiam, WA 98550